Welcome to Ethik Hotels ! More than a directory of ecological hotels and eco-lodges in the world, it is also a committed project whose vocation is to make sustainable tourism accessible to all. Slow tourism, ecotourism, green tourism, discover what is behind these terms and enjoy travelling differently! Follow the guide, towards the world of Ethik Hotels.
- A project committed to the planet and to people
- Who is behind Ethik Hotels?
- A crazy project that is close to my heart
- Ecological hotels, eco-lodges, eco-responsible accommodation and above all, human contact!
- Sustainable tourism at the heart of the approach
- Where to start on the site?
A project committed to the planet and to people
Ethik Hotels is not a booking platform!
In addition, you will find many listed sustainable tourism professionals:
- eco-friendly hotels, eco-lodges, gites and campsites in France, Europe and around the world;
- local and committed travel agencies to organise adventures tailored to you and in line with your values!
But that’s not all! As part of a responsible approach, preserving human exchanges is as important as protecting the planet and its ecosystems. This is why what makes Ethik Hotels special is the strong desire to re-establish human contact with short circuits. No more booking platforms that create one too many intermediaries between you and your host. On each hotel or travel agency page, you will find the website and contact details of the establishment to exchange directly and organise your trip as you wish!
Who is behind Ethik Hotels?
The idea of this platform was born on a beach in Cambodia, in the middle of January, under the South East Asian sun. Behind this project to make sustainable tourism accessible to all is my partner Clément and me, Anne. We are two travellers with a thirst for discovery who try to reduce our ecological impact in our daily lives and during our travels.
It is in this paradisiacal setting that we realised that our best travel memories are almost always linked to eco-responsible accommodation, run by committed hosts who share our values. But they are not so easy to find! How can you find an eco-friendly hotel through a big booking platform? You can’t!
This is how the idea of Ethik Hotels was born! Whether you are like me and love to dive into the guides and limbo of travel blogs to organize your adventures or you don’t want to take care of anything for your next holiday, I have thought of you! On our site you will find many sustainable tourism professionals for all budgets and all types of getaways. Our ambition is to help you live an ecological holiday that suits you and without any headaches!
A crazy project that is close to my heart
Ethik Hotels was launched on 4 March 2020. For me, it’s much more than just a directory. It is also a way to give meaning to my professional life and to align my work with my values. I am fulfilled on a daily basis while doing my part to create a better world for tomorrow.
When the Covid crisis happened, I had my doubts. Isn’t going into tourism during a global pandemic a completely crazy project? But I dared. Habits will change and more and more committed travellers like you will want to discover our beautiful planet without destroying it.
Ecological hotels, eco-lodges, eco-responsible accommodation and above all, human contact!
Because we don’t have enough time in our lives to test or even know all these initiatives committed to ecological tourism, we are calling on you! The collaborative aspect is in the DNA of Ethik Hotels. It is in the richness of exchanges, sharing and community that we grow and improve, day after day, to participate in building the world of tomorrow.
This is how you, who are reading today, can become an Explor’Actor in your turn and help to make sustainable tourism accessible to all!
Was your last stay in an unlisted eco-responsible hotel a success? Tell us about it. We will be delighted to see if it can enrich the Ethik Hotels database!
Have you tested one of the establishments listed on our site? Share your opinion with the whole community on the accommodation page.
Have you spotted an accommodation that does not respect its commitments? Do not hesitate to inform us. We will contact the host to discuss it and update the database if necessary. In this way, you will fight against greenwashing!
Sustainable tourism at the heart of the approach
To be a man is precisely to be responsible. It is to feel, by laying your stone, that we help build the world.Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This is exactly how I feel about Ethik Hotels. I may not be contributing a stone, but with just one dust, added to all the others committed to a more sustainable way of life, we may be able to make a mountain.
To ensure that the eco-responsible accommodation listed on the site respects your values, we have put in place a set of easy-to-understand ecological and social criteria. Whether you are looking for an eco-lodge in the Baie de Somme, an unusual accommodation in Iceland or a hotel for a safari in Kenya, the pictograms are the same! Responsible tourism becomes child’s play and you don’t risk being caught in the greenwashing trap. Discover all our criteria below.
Where to start on the site?
Have you already chosen your eco-responsible destination?
Discover all our ecological tourist accommodations and find the one that suits you. Unusual hotels, lodges in France and around the world, eco-responsible cottages, you will be spoilt for choice!
Do you prefer a turnkey trip?
Discover the responsible and local travel agencies around the world we work with!
Looking for inspiration for your next adventure?
Visit our travel and sustainable tourism blog!
For example, you can find :
- where to go in Europe by train, to choose a more ecological means of transport than the plane for your adventures on the Old Continent;
- the top 14 eco-responsible hotels in France listed on Ethik’Hotels;
- a selection of eco-responsible destinations around the world;
- all our ideas for eco-friendly activities to fill your adventures!
So, are you ready to travel with us?